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Rx for Action

A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

Triclosan shown to impair muscle function in mice and fish

If you use an antibacterial soap or bodywash it probably contains triclosan. Lots of products these days contain the antibacterial chemical. It is found in toothpastes, cosmetics, clothing, kitchenware, carpeting, furniture and even toys. Such widespread use of triclosan is attracting the attention of a growing number of researchers. In fact, the...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 2:08PM on 9/20/2012
Categories: In the News Latest Research

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Marsh Pharmacies issues call to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

Each fall Marsh Pharmacies and their partners provide Indiana communities a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of expired and unused medications. This year is no exception. Do you have old and leftover medicine? Not sure what to do with it? Don...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:15PM on 9/13/2012
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Single-day Events

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 29th

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host another nationwide medicine take-back on Saturday, September 29th . This will be the fifth collection event the DEA has sponsored since fall of 2010. More than 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication were collected nationwide during previous even...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 3:00PM on 9/12/2012
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Single-day Events

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Cindy Murray wins Sea Grant PPCP Stewardship Award

Cindy Murray and her students at Northwestern High School in Albion, Pennsylvania recently won one of three Sea Grant PPCP Stewardship Awards . The students participate in the Junior Pennsylvania Lake Erie Watershed Association (Jr. PLEWA), a group of...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 2:32PM on 9/7/2012
Categories: For Teachers

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Lisa Raddock wins Sea Grant PPCP Stewardship Award

Seventh-grade teacher Lisa Raddock and her students at Fort LeBouef Middle School learned about pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) at an Earth Action Youth Training Day and decided that people need to know more about this important topic. They did such a good job at sharing what they had learned that Ms. Raddock was sel...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 2:30PM on 9/7/2012
Categories: For Teachers